Extreme Self-Care seems selfish, but it is one of the most generous and loving gifts you can give to others. When you have gotten all of your own needs met, you can approach your relationships from a place of wholeness and generosity. With this gift, you will be fully present for the needs of others, without worrying about your own.
This tarot spread will help you improve your self-care by identifying a small action you can take immediately, and by helping you to create an actionable plan for self-care you can implement within the next few days.
Reading the Tarot Spread
For the tarot spread, shuffle the cards any way you’d like and lay out five cards in the order shown in the image above.
CARD ONE: What one step can I take to immediately improve my self-care?
This card represents the ONE step you can take within the next HOUR to take care of yourself. It may be a minor step towards a larger project, or it make be a single act of self-care.
CARD TWO: What makes me feel good?
Use this card to brainstorm and identify the multiple things that make you feel good. What brings you happiness, joy, pleasure, or comfort?
CARD THREE: What makes me feel bad?
Use this card to brainstorm and identify the multiple things that make you feel bad. What brings you shame, regret, pain, or anxiety?
CARD FOUR: How can I bring more of the good stuff into my life this week?
Use this card to identify AT LEAST THREE ways you can bring more of the good stuff from Card Two into your life within the next week. How will you take action on this information?
CARD FIVE: How can I eliminate the bad stuff this week?
Use this card to identify AT LEAST THREE ways you can get rid of the bad stuff from Card Three from your life within the next week. How will you take action on this information?